"Had a wonderful time Thursday night, July 25th on your Wine Cruise aboard the M/V Heritage out of Portsmouth, NH. The Spanish Wines were outstanding. We found 3 out of the 4 you served that night. Already serving up delicious meals from your Wines and Dine with New Hampshire book. My wife made the Sirloin with Noiret Pan Sauce last night for dinner. All I can say is Bravo!! Tonight we are trying the Pan-Seared Sea Scallops.


—Kevin and Diane Gordon, Derry, NH


"Another great success! Thank you for all you have done in helping us to put this cruise together. We certainly enjoy our annual trips taking the office out for a ride, and all of the attendees at last night’s event enjoyed the trip! I am sure we will continue the tradition in taking out the office and our friends/clients on an annual basis.

The Kitchen did a great job with the food and set up, and the wine selections that Carla Snow made were excellent! Please pass on my gratitude to her!"




"The cruise was great as was the wine!! It went just how I thought it would and everyone had a great time. Well we had a great time, Hannah loved it and was totally surprised, the weather was awesome, the food was good and the wine choices were great! So, thanks again and I look forward to going on another wine cruise! "




"I have worked with Carla for almost a year now, and I can't say enough about her and her company. Her passion for her work shows in everything she does. Her product knowledge is second to none, her drive for customer satisfaction is the best I've ever seen.

Carla worked hand-in-hand with me to bring the products to my establilshment that would sell best for us. When it came time to execute our new wine list, Carla came in and did a wine tasting with my entire staff. She expained the products to my staff in a way that they could understand. This has helped them be able to sell the wines to our guests.

On a personal level, Carla was very easy to talk with. She was flexible and worked around my very busy schedule. She listened to what I had to say about our establishment, in order to create a wine list that would work best for us. I look forward to continuing to work with Carla for many years to come."


—Tracy Mills, Director of Food and Beverage, Hilton Garden Inn-Portsmouth


"You were terrific! I appreciated how you approached the group in asking for expectations from everyone in trying to make the class useful to everyone I really enjoyed tasting the wines and learning by region."

—The Portsmouth Brewery


"Thanks, Carla. I thought the event went well for our first time. The event overall raised just over $20,000 which is fantastic. Thank you again for being part of the evening. I think the wine tasting added a nice element."


—Cellissa B. Hoyt, Executive Director, Growing Places


"I've attended various events put on by A Grape Affair and am always impressed with Carla's knowledge of wine. Not only is she a tremendous wine expert, but she is very friendly, fun, and entertaining. There is nothing like raising a glass with Carla Snow!"


—Stefanie Guzikowski, E & G Public Relations


"Carla, Having A Grape Affair conduct our wine tasting event was a sincere pleasure. Carla was extremely knowledgeable in all facets of wines, wine tasting and pairing of the wines. Our organization was very pleased with how professional, outgoing and educational Carla was for our group. We received many accolades on our event."


—Jeffrey Conrad and Stephen Kenney


"Carla, I wanted to thank you so much for helping to make my party the special 'affair' that it was."


—Mary, Portsmouth NH


"Carla, Thank you so much for taking the time to present your seminar-twice-to our members. Everyone felt it was incredibly helpful to their roles."


—Celia, New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association


"Hi Carla, Just wanted to say THANKS again, we had a really fun time last night & learned a lot as well. Looking forward to attending more of your events in the New Year! Have a wonderful holiday season & Enjoy your trip."


—Lisa, Portsmouth NH